I have seen very few (read: NO) websites that really incorporate the admin bar in a useful way for users. I don't want to call out any websites here, thats not what this is about. It just seems for the average user and website, the admin bar is a waste of space and provides no real useful purpose to the site user/visitor. (Other than changing the backend profile theme maybe lol)
I had a look around here (and the web generally) and although there are hacks to make the admin bar appear when it doesn't, not appear when you don't want it to, or adding explicit menu options, ordering, renaming etc, I haven't found any useful way to incorporate it into a generic WordPress website.
For example, what I see the admin bar being really useful is to incorporate generic website properties/menus into it. Such as, the site's about page, contact info, whatever.
I suppose what I mean would be to include one of the websites "menu bars" within the admin bar, whereby turning the admin bar into something more useful both for logged in users and random visitors. (well, a visitor would not see admin or logged in user stuff, but hopefully you get the picture)
Are there any good tutorials out there for such a feature?
This could be extended to useful footers as well, but that would be another subject :slight_smile: